City Marshal Marion Marcus Coleman

City Marshal Marion Marcus Coleman

Marlin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, September 18, 1905

Add to My Heroes

Marion Marcus Coleman

City Marshal Marion Coleman was shot and killed by a subject in retaliation for testifying in a court case.

Marshal Coleman and the county sheriff were walking from the courthouse to the train station when a man shot the marshal in the back with a double-barreled shotgun. The suspect was tried and acquitted.

Marshal Coleman was a Civil War veteran of the Confederate Army and had served with the Marlin Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Acquitted

Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

Still hunting photo of my great great grandfather
[email protected]

John Cauley
great great grandfather

February 2, 2016

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.